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March 15
YVCC Foundation Scholarship Applications Available

​Yakima, WA- The Yakima Valley Community College Foundation scholarship applications are now available for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications can be picked up in person on the Yakima Campus in Prior Hall Room 113, at the student information desk in the HUB, or in the Financial Aid Office in the Deccio Higher Education Center. Applications are available online at www.yvcc.edu/scholarship. Submission deadline is March 15, 2016.

Incorporated in July 1977 the Foundation's primary goal is to provide scholarships for students. They award over $400,000 in scholarships annually. In the past 38 years the Foundation has helped students accomplish their goals by awarding over 4,500 scholarships totaling more than $4 million.

The ability to provide opportunities to deserving students can only continue through generous donation. For information on becoming a donor, contact 509.574.4645. ​

February 02
Home in the Mighty Oak

​Yakima Campus- Yakima Valley Community College, in collaboration with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, presents the Winter Biology Lecture Series. Please see the information below for a list of upcoming events. Admission is free and open to the community.

Home in the Mighty Oak

Presenter: Ken Bevis, Department of Natural Resources Habitat Biologist

February 23, 2016 • 7:00pm • Glenn Anthon Hall Room 215

The Oregon White Oak, also known as the Garry Oak, is an extraordinary tree with particular value in special ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Numerous species of wildlife benefit directly from characteristics of this tree that we are fortunate enough to have in the Cascade foothills near Yakima. Come enjoy a fascinating presentation on this tree and the animals that it supports. Ken might even sing a song or two!

Ken Bevis is the Landowner Assistance Biologist for the Washington Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Small Forest Landowner office. Originally from Virginia, he has lived in Washington since 1986.  He has worked a variety of positions in the field of natural resource management including positions with the U.S. Forest Service, Yakama Indian Nation, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Ken has a BS in Forestry and Wildlife from Virginia Tech, and an MS in Biology from Central Washington University, where he studied woodpeckers in eastern Washington forests. Ken is also a lifelong hiker, hunter, fisherman, skier, bird watcher and avid naturalist. ​

For more information: 509.574.4858.

January 19
Mass Incarceration Lecture

​Yakima Valley Community College's Diversity Series in partnership with Central Washington University will host Mass Incarceration, a free lecture featuring CWU Sociology Professor Nelson Pichardo Almanzar. The lecture will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:00pm in the YVCC's Parker Room; Deccio Higher Education Center.

Nelson A. Pichardo Almanzar is currently a Professor of Sociology at Central Washington University where he has been on the faculty since 1999.  He obtained his doctorate from The University of Michigan.  He has published several articles and a book in a variety of sociology journals on the issue of social movements primarily focusing on mobilizations from the right and left of the political spectrum.  He currently serves as Director of Ethnic Studies Program at Central Washington University.

Space is limited. To RSVP or for more information: diversityseries@yvcc.edu.  

January 13
Flagger Training

Yakima Valley Community College offers Flagger Certification Trainings

Winter 2016

Yakima Campus- Yakima Valley Community College will offers Flagger Certification Training on a monthly basis beginning this winter. YVCC's one-day Flagger Training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. The tuition fee of $45 allows participants to receive a flagger handbook, classroom instruction, and the opportunity to take the Washington State certification exam.

 

Upcoming Dates

Friday, February 19, 2016

8:00am-4:00pm

Yakima Campus, Skills Center, Room 106


Friday, March 11, 2016

8:00am-4:00pm

Yakima Campus, Skills Center, Room 106

 

How to Register

Interested participants must register in advance. Individuals may register and pay in person at YVCC's registration office in Yakima or Grandview or by contacting the Career Connection Center at 509.574.4911 / ljimenez@yvcc.edu. Students are required to bring a copy of their receipt to the training session.​

YVCC Flagger Certification Training is also available for companies. Instruction is given on-site to employees. For more information contact the Career Connection Center. 

January 12
Adult Family Home Orientation

Yakima Valley Community College will offer an Adult Family Home Orientation on February 12, 2016. This one-day orientation will discuss the expectations of a Adult Family home licensee when providing care and services to the residents in a licensed home setting. It will also include a brief overview of the process prospective providers will follow in obtaining an Adult Family Home license. The orientation will be held from 9:00am to 4:00pm in YVCC's Deccio Higher Education Center, Parker Room on the Yakima Campus. The cost is $29. Deadline to register is February 11, 2016.

How to Register:

Step 1: Go to YVCC's Deccio Higher Education Center Located at 1000 S. 12th Avenue

Step 2: Complete the walk-in registration form

Step 3: Pay the course fee at the Cashier's Office

If you live outside the Yakima area:

Participants can request a walk-in registration be mailed or emailed by calling 509.574.4700. Return the filled out registration form along with tuition payment in the form of a check or money order to:

YVCC Registration Office

PO Box 22520

Yakima, WA 98907-2520 ​

The Adult Family Home Orientation is offered at a variety of times throughout the year. For more information contact 509.574.4911 or ljimenez@yvcc.edu.

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